Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
mitt romney to change the race in battleground states like colorado, florida, and ohio. nbc's steve handelsman joins us live with more on what to speck during the rumble in the rockies. steve? >> reporter: i like that, pat, thanks. good evening. this is the campus of the university of denver. south and west of downtown on the way to the mountains. this is the site of tomorrow night's possibly critical first presidential debate. it will be watched nationwide. some voters in ohio camped out to be the first to cast early ballots in this battleground state. most states start voting before november 6th. putting more focus on the first debate in denver. doug hudson, andrew and chris run bicycle company in colorado. they took me out to red rocks today. these guys will watch the debate. andrew, hoping for a breakthrough by his candidate, mitt romney. >> i want him to talk about conservative values, especially economically. empowering small businesses. >> reporter: chris used to vote republican. not anymore. >> what changed my mind recently is it seems to have gotten away from taking care of
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
candidates sweat a little bit. >> reporter: president obama looked relaxed this week. mitt romney, too. but he knows he has to change perceptions tonight. more voters now see romney negatively than see him positively. and that loses elections. >>. >> reporter: in virginia, romney's down by just two. with a lot on the line in past debates, romney has done well. >> going against romney is not a fun thing. he has the facts. he drills you, stays, tenacious. >> reporter: and sometimes aggressive. >> the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. don't use a term like that. >> reporter: aides admit barack obama in debates can sound like a professorial know it all. >> i understand the broader point that senator clinton has been trying to make over the last several weeks. >> reporter: tonight's format is from 2008. moderator jim lehrer, 90 minutes, no breaks. with possible fireworks. >> i think you'll see both of them be more aggressive than either of their campaigns have predicted because the stakes are pretty high. >> reporter: the content could get even tighter, after tonight's clash.
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ like the last four years. >> when ross and i are together, it is generally in the gym. >> no eye contact, awkward. >> i basically avoid him at all costs. this is the cabana, i don't ever come back here any more because ross stayed in this cabana a lot and it has a bad aura for me. >> it must be tough living under one roof after a divorce. it is hard on both of you. ross says he has been trying to get laura to move out the last four and a half years. do you have any intention of moving out? >> i think the bank is going to kick us out, to be honest, so i have to move out eventually. >> otherwise, you have no intention of moving out. >> no. >> and why? why wouldn't somebody move out if they want an alternative lifestyle. >> i didn't want an alternative. i didn't want to be married to you. my children didn't live in the house, kala did. >> we're not talking about whether or not to be married or not but the choice to stay in the house and destroy a family. >>